Re: Problems with brackets when exporting postscript

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg62542] Re: Problems with brackets when exporting postscript*From*: carlos at colorado.edu*Date*: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 02:41:09 -0500 (EST)*References*: <dm6fls$i0h$1@smc.vnet.net>*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Had that problem with lecture Notes that display Notebook math fragments over the past 8 years. Notes are done in TeX. Fragments are inserted as EPS figures. The posted output is PDF. For example http://www.colorado.edu/engineering/CAS/courses.d/IFEM.d/IFEM.Ch21.d/IFEM.Ch21.pdf Although the PDF may look OK on a computer, students sometimes reported trouble printing those fragments, depending on the printer. Reason: although Mathematica fonts are force-downloaded into the PDF, some printers do not understand them and are substituted by a default font, say Courier. In the case of some (non replaceable) fonts such as matrix delimiters and special math symbols, you end up with garbage. My solution: I postprocess each EPS file with Adobe Illustrator. before inclusion in TeX. Any Mathematica font that may cause trouble is replaced by a graphic object with the Outline tool. PS code for graphic objects is universal: any printer on this planet should render it correctly. Had not have trouble for years, except when I forgot to to do in a new document.